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Secretary of State Griswold Completes the Colorado Election Security Act Grant Awards

Secretary of State Griswold Completes the Colorado Election Security Act Grant Awards

    Denver, Colo – Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold awarded $945,319.62 in security grants to Colorado county clerk’s offices over two funding cycles made possible by the Colorado Election Security Act (SB22-153). These grant awards were for upgrading physical security in County election offices across the state. “These new resources are critical in […]

Bennet Announces $79.3 Million for Colorado Projects in Senate Appropriations Bills

  Denver — Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that he secured nearly $74 million for 78 Colorado projects through the congressionally directed spending (CDS) process in the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Senate appropriations bills. In total, this year’s Senate appropriations bills included $79.3 million in funding for projects across the state. These bills […]

Press Release Prowers County Sheriff’s Office

Press Release Prowers County Sheriff’s Office

  The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office received a call of Harassment at 734 W. Colorado St, Holly, Colorado on 5-31-2023 at approximately 1748 hours. Deputies arrived on scene and contacted parties involved. Neither of the parties wanted to cooperate or file charges on the other parties involved. Deputies investigated the incident and cleared the call at […]

Prowers County Redistricting & Voting Precinct Procedures

Prowers County Redistricting & Voting Precinct Procedures

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners set public meetings to allow residents to view and comment on the proposed commissioner redistricting and voter precinct redistricting maps.  The three county commissioner district boundaries are being redrawn to equalize the reflected population changes in the counties following the latest census.  District One is represented by Commissioner […]

Prowers County Represented in National Investment Summit

Prowers County Represented in National Investment Summit

We are so excited that one of PEP’s very own, Cheryl Sanchez, got selected to represent Colorado at SelectUSA Investment Summit in Maryland this week! She is one of only two Economic Developers from Colorado that was selected to represent our state. What an achievement!! SelectUSA Investment Summit draws more than 3000 attendees featuring economic […]

PEP Shares News of Broadband Expansion and Multi-Team Babe Ruth Tournament

PEP Shares News of Broadband Expansion and Multi-Team Babe Ruth Tournament

Prowers Economic Prosperity received several guests during the organization’s monthly board meeting on Monday, April 17th. Jimmy Bencomo explained his need for volunteers this summer to help organize and run a Babe Ruth state tournament which will bring several hundred participants of all ages and their families to Lamar between July 7th and 10th.  “We’re […]

PEP Annual Meeting Highlights Local Businesses

PEP Annual Meeting Highlights Local Businesses

  Three area businesses were highlighted for their achievements during the March 23rd Prowers Economic Prosperity annual meeting, held at Las Brisas Restaurant in Lamar. PEP Executive Director, Cheryl Sanchez presented Shane and Tori Hawks of Stampede Services in Wiley with the Rising Star award for their contribution to the economy and workforce of the […]

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations – March 2023

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations – March 2023

  ARPA Board Holds its Annual Election of Officers: The ARPA Board of Directors held its annual officer elections at its meeting on February 23. The Board elected Lorenz Sutherland (La Junta), President; Ron Clodfelter (Las Animas), Vice President; Gary Cranson (La Junta), Treasurer; and ARPA staff member, Arvenia Morris, Secretary. Mr. Sutherland has been […]

Media Release from Prowers County Sheriff's Office

Media Release from Prowers County Sheriff’s Office

12-29-2022 REF: Sheriff’s Office & Town of Holly Municipal Law Enforcement Contract The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office would like to notify the public that the Town of Holly has chosen to not renew their contract with PCSO for law enforcement services, moving into the year 2023. This requires the turn back of one of the […]

Riverside Communications, LLC signs agreement to purchase KLMR (AM) and KLMR-FM Radio

Riverside Communications, LLC signs agreement to purchase KLMR (AM) and KLMR-FM Radio

KLMR radio, in Lamar, Colorado, originally signed on the air as an AM radio station in December of 1948.  Nearly 28 years later, KLMR-FM was added and signed on the air in November of 1976.  Both stations were destroyed by a microburst in July of 2022 and 25/7 Media, Inc. subsequently elected to shut the […]

Toys for Tots Concludes Christmas 2022

    Saturday, December 24th was bright and crisp as the final chapter of this year’s Toys for Tots campaign in Prowers County concluded with a delivery of bikes for area youngsters. “There weren’t as many bike donations this year as in year’s past,” said organizer, Darlene Lopez from the headquarters at 500 West Beech […]

LCC Begins Training Program for IT Technicians

LCC Begins Training Program for IT Technicians

A new information technology program is under development at Lamar Community College.  Mittie Helm, Business Faculty and Kendra King, Department Head of the Cosmetology Department at Lamar Community College, briefed the Prowers Economic Prosperity board members on ways the new courses will help students find jobs in information technology. “The grant-funded program will develop in […]

Food for Families Holiday Schedule for 2022

Food for Families Holiday Schedule for 2022

    The manner in which the annual Christmas meal will be presented is following the changes made earlier in the season for the Toys for Tots distribution schedule. The meal will be available on a first-come, first-served basis between 9am and 11am at various distribution sites in Lamar and throughout the county. The Lamar […]

USDA Confirms Detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Game Bird Operation In Prowers County

USDA Confirms Detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Game Bird Operation In Prowers County

  Lamar, Colo. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) has confirmed the detection of Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Avian Influenza (HPAI) virus in a commercial game bird operation in Prowers County. Avian influenza does not present a food safety risk; poultry and eggs are safe to eat when handled and cooked […]

PEP Guest Outlines Rural Jump Start Program

PEP Guest Outlines Rural Jump Start Program

    Morgan VanKat, a representative from OEDIT, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, outlined a state program developed to provide tax relief and grants for new business start-ups and business relocations, specifically in rural areas of the state. “We’re targeting those communities and counties that are experiencing economic distress,” she explained to […]